Gem

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Discerning Drinkers (13 ratings)

Serve in

Coupe glass

Photographed in

Urban Bar Freddo Coupe Glass

Garnish:

Float dehydrated lemon slice wheel & dust with freshly grated cinnamon

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 fl oz Caribbean blended rum aged 6-10 years
1 fl oz Cognac (brandy)
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Pineapple sugar syrup
1/6 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°Brix)
4 drop Difford's Daiquiri Bitters
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Review:

Pineapple shines in this cognac-influenced Daiquiri. Best when made with an aged Jamaican blended rum to impart a touch of funk.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in William Schmidt's 1892 The Flowing Bowl: What and When to Drink.

The Gem.
A mixing-glass,
The juice of a lime,
A little pineapple syrup,
A spoonful of sugar; dissolve well;
½ drink of Santa Cruz rum,
½ drink of brandy.
Mix this well, fill your glass with ice, and mix again; strain into a fine glass; place a slice of lemon on top and grate a little cinnamon upon it.

William Schmidt, 1891/2

Nutrition:

202 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.4 standard drinks
  • 19.86% alc./vol. (39.72° proof)
  • 19.4 grams of pure alcohol
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